Yes, the heat and humidity was trying from someone accustomed to the moderate temperatures of the Bay Area (it barely broke 80 today!), but, once I accepted I would be sweaty all day from head to toe, I got on just fine. Plus, a Diet Pepsi with ice helps
I was REALLY disappointed the fountain at the Williams Tower was shut off. Is it only on at certain times of the day or year?
No, OhioGuy, I didn't get a chance to walk around Rice University, though I wanted to. But, I had taken the light rail to the medical center and walked up to Hermann Park from there. By the time I got that far, it was like three in the afternoon and I was done with the heat. I just decided to pick up the train and head back downtown and get indoors.
On my way to the airport (IAH), I drove on the surface streets via Shepard, Little York and Aldine Westfield. Pretty much everything north of the 610 seemed pretty dreary. Mostly desolate strip malls and empty asphalt lots. But, outside of that, I think Houston has a lot going for it and certainly deserves more credit than it gets.